I have had quite a few double digit par rounds over the years. About 8 years ago I had 15 pars, and shot a 75. Thats the most I can remember for one round. Most of the time I am some where around 8-10 pars per round. I don't card many birds, so I depend on pars for good scores.
Now the par rounds that get me thinking, are the ones where I will bogey one the first/second 9 holes , and then par the other 9 holes. I do that at least twice a year. 80s and 81s look good on the score card no matter how I get there.
Yep. In casual play, we violate the rule regularly.
As an interesting, admittedly strawman comparison, should a group that I'm joining as a single bow to my personal insistence that we play strictly by the rules, even though they do not? What if they're all smokers? Should they refrain from smoking simply because smoke bothers me? Of course not. If either bothers me, I'll simply opt not to play with them.
Since it is both against the Rules of Golf and can also be an etiquette issue, I disagree with any who say that it's just a case of majority rules. From the Etiquette section of the book:
It's just an idea... It could be we'd just get them to come for a more the merrier scenario...
Matt, I only suggested it, because we haven't heard a peep from the Syracuse guys... unless they had another course in mind.